This week’s Android Circuit includes the ambient display on the Galaxy S7, benchmarks for #TheNextGalaxy, Facebook's hungry Android app, Microsoft's continued Android ambitions, the new pricing for the Amazon Fire, BlackBerry's staffing cuts, Samsung's potential run to the top of the US marketshare numbers, and Google's Safer Internet Day prize.
This week’s Android Circuit includes the launch dates for #TheNextGalaxy, Samsung accidentally confirming the S7 Edge, the updated Apple Music for Android app, BlackBerry's commitment to Android, Marshmallow's market share of Android, Samsung and Google kick of the browser wars and the ad blocking wars in one week, and Microsoft's purchase of SwiftKey.
Web/Mac/iOS/Android/Blackberry/Fire: Remember the Milk was one of the first really big to-do apps out there, and today it’s vying for that spot again with a massive overhaul of every one of their apps. Read more...
If you don’t know about Swiftkey, it is possible you have been using a Windows or a Blackberry for a very long time. Swiftkey is one of the most popular keyboard applications available on iOS and Android and is being used by over 300 Million users. Show More Summary
Many years ago, BlackBerry launched a Built for BlackBerry program (not to be confused with the Built for BlackBerry program meant for accessories). This is a program in which BlackBerry had attempted to foster some kind of ecosystem in which apps would be developed specifically for the BlackBerry 10 operating system. Show More Summary
The Priv is the first BlackBerry to ship with Google's Android operating system rather than BlackBerry's own BBOS. BlackBerry opted for Android in order to expand the number of apps available to the phone, but it was sure to install its key messaging and security services to make the Priv more attractive to potential business users. Show More Summary
BlackBerry updated the Priv’s camera app in the Google Play Store. But what exactly is in this update? Let’s take a look!
Given all the coverage of iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile apps lately, I’m surprised I’ve seen relatively little discussion of the new privacy issues some apps present — particularly when they leverage phone resources such as the microphone. Microphone spying may have been a small issue when many desktops didn’t have microphones or microphones […]
The BlackBerry Priv now has its first software update, which tweaks the phone’s camera app and adds some productivity and security improvements.
Blackberry Priv is just about set to receive its first software upgrade since launch. While we thought Blackberry's first upgrade would simply be a monthly security patch, the company actually had a lot of changes to swing our way.
A lot of people buying the new BlackBerry Priv are moving from other BlackBerry devices that aren't running Android. With the app situation the way it is for the BB10 platform, that means a lot of those folks will have quite a number of apps in the Amazon ecosystem. It's easy to get all of those back on your new Priv....
If you want to transfer your data from your old BlackBerry 10 smartphone to your new, Android powered Priv, you can use the BlackBerry Content Transfer app. The BlackBerry Content Transfer app allows you to move data from your Contacts, Calendar, Pictures, Videos, Music, Text messages (SMS), Notes, Tasks, Documents, Email accounts. Show More Summary
The BlackBerry Priv is one of the few Android-based smartphones with a hardware keyboard. That means most developers are not used to creating apps that use such a feature. Now BlackBerry has solved this problem by offering a Priv hardware emulator to those developers....
A selection of apps and wallpapers from the new BlackBerry Priv smartphone have been ripped and are available to download.
Want a taste of the Blackberry lifestyle but not willing to dish out $700 to buy the Blackberry Priv? Well, you can experience their side of the fence on your current Android phone. Some crafty folks at XDA have started pulling individual apps from the device, meaning you can download them right now and install them on your current Android phone for personal use.
Out of the box, all Android phones are set so that only applications from Google Play can be downloaded and installed. It's a safety thing, and keeps you from installing those malicious applications you keep hearing about but don't know anyone who was ever affected by them. Show More Summary
One of the few visual changes BlackBerry made to the user interface on the Priv over how Google does things was to the recent apps view. Some will like it, some will not. If you're a long time Android user you may well hanker for the traditional Rolodex view that's been with us since Lollipop debuted. Show More Summary
BlackBerry's latest, and perhaps last, smartphone combines a physical keyboard, Android and a powerful suite of productivity apps.
The first BlackBerry phone to run Android offers a blend of excellent messaging, security features, and apps, but it stumbles in some notable areas. The post Review: BlackBerry Priv appeared first on WIRED.
Here are some things going on in your world of tech: Both HP Inc. (HPQ) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) are trading higher Monday after the record spinoff. Meg Whitman, the CEO of HPE and HP Inc. chairman, appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” today and spoke about how the new company will help companies transform their […]